The original Headley Grange was inspired by the drum beat on the lead-in to the Led Zeppelin classic “When the Levee Breaks.” The name came from where the track was recorded, a former poorhouse (built in 1795) in East Hampshire, England, named Headley Grange. Last year, Crowned Heads released a limited edition version called “Black Lab LE 2018,” named after the black Labrador Retriever that was hanging around the Headley Grange studio during the recording of Led Zeppelin IV. That blend uses the same fillers as the original Headley Grange, but replaces the wrapper with Connecticut (Habano) maduro. For 2019, Crowned Heads is releasing “Headley Grange Chamuco LE 2019.”
Chamuco means Mexican Pit Bull, and is breed that started showing up in central Mexico in the 1970s. It was originally a cross between an American Pit Bull Terrier and the now extinct Mexican Bulldog. Like last years LE, this blend uses the same internal blend as the original Headley Grange blend but replaces the wrapper with a Mexican San Andres maduro.
Headley Grange Chamuco LE 2019 comes in one vitola, a 5 1/2″ x 54 box-pressed robusto that has aclosed foot. Only 1,500 boxes of 12 cigars were made and each cigar sells for $10.95. Like the rest of the Headley Grange, this is rolled at E.P. Carrillo’s Tabacalera La Alianza, S.A. in Santiago Dominican Republic.